Core Skills and Levels
VACSWIM covers a range of skills to give our kids confidence in
and around the water. Participants can build on their water safety
knowledge each year as they advance through the program.
As the programs are streamlined, you are welcome to participate
in a pool program one year and beach the next. Or you could even
participate at a pool location in block 1 and a beach location in
To take the stress out of choosing the right level for your child,
check out our online quiz:
Download PDF versions of the tables by clicking the images
As an extension to the VACSWIM program, we are offering the
Basic Water Rescue course to not only enjoy over the summer
holidays but to provide participants a meaningful opportunity
towards paid employment.
This course will provide the
building blocks toward accredited courses including Community Surf
Rescue Certificate, Pool Lifeguard and AUSTSWIM.
Please note that as this level is an extension of the VACSWIM
program, the first block is not subsidised.